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La Fiesta de Los Locos is CRAZY

The festival of crazies was this week in San Miguel de Allende, and as it’s name indicates, it was a fun, loud, long and delightful parade celebrating the Festival of San Anthony of Padua.

Held annually in mid-June (when the pandemic doesn’t shut it down) this parade of thousand weaves throughout downtown and lasts around 4 hours.

Flatbed trailers blaring raucous music lead dancing participants through throngs of spectators as they celebrate in the most creative, weird, outlandish, funny, and scary handmade costumes meant to shock and entertain.

If you are lucky, you can find a spot on the street or on a rooftop and watch groups of locals called Cuadros (like New Orlean’s Mardi Gras Krewes) march past, throwing candy into the crowds.. 

The festival is actually meant to honor St. Anthony, the saint who’s said to help find lost things. The celebrations take place to thank him for all the lost things that have been found and begins with a special mass.

Some of my pictures were taken at ground level, while others I captured from a second floor balcony. In many of them you can see the size of the crowds that cheered the children, adults, old, young, as they entertained with their colorful and coordinated outfits.

From these few pictures, I hope you get the idea about how crazy the Day of the Locos

I hope they all found something they lost…like their minds!

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